STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1873
RE: H.B. No. 913
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 913, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAII LABOR RELATIONS BOARD,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to allow the filing of documents with the Hawaii Labor Relations Board by either electronic means or original paper copy.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawai‘i Labor Relations Board. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Disability and Communication Access Board.
Your Committee finds that under existing law, electronic filing of documents with the Hawai‘i Labor Relations Board is not expressly allowed. Codifying the option to allow for electronic filing of documents would provide a faster and less expensive method of delivery. Your Committee further finds that the Hawai‘i Labor Relations Board has already adopted rules to implement an electronic filing system, however the existing language in this measure is inconsistent with the rules.
Accordingly, your Committee has amended this measure by clarifying that:
(1) Electronic documents may be filed by electronic service through a company designated by the Hawai‘i Labor Relations Board; and
(2) A document filed by electronic means shall be deemed an original document.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 913, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 913, H.D. 1, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair